A fun way to help children remember the importance of ending punctuation is to refer to punctuation as "stop signs." Stop signs tell drivers to stop, just as ending punctuation tells the reader to stop. You can make stop signs using popsicle sticks and paper plates, markers, and construction paper. You can make one stop sign per punctuation mark. You can use sentence strips to write a variety of statements, questions, and exclamations, all without any ending punctuation. As your child reads each statement, question, or exclamation they will need to hold up the corresponding stop sign with the appropriate punctuation on it. Remind them that a sentence tells something, a question asks something, and an exclamation is needed when someone has a lot of emotion about something.